Chemmeen Mulakittathu

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Also Known As:  Chemmeen Mulakittathu

Category:  Curry

Region:  Indian

Type:  Non Veg

Serving Size:  9  Adults

Cooking Time:  30  Minutes

Preparation Time:  20  Minutes


  1. Prawns     500    g
  2. Chopped Tomatoes     3    nos.
  3. Small Onion / Shallot     20    nos.
  4. Crushed Garlic     6    cloves
  5. Paste
    1. Kahsmiri chilli   Powder    2    tsp
    2. Turmeric Powder      ½    tsp
    3. Green Chillies  sliced    5    nos.
    4. Curry Leaves      2    stalks
    5. Mustard Seeds      1    tsp
    6. Fenugreek Seeds(Uluva)      ½    tsp
    7. Tamarind  Lemon size    1    no.
    8. Salt  to taste    ½    tsp
    9. Oil      2    tbsp


  1. Soak tamarind in little water, extract its juice and keep it aside.
  2. Make a paste by mixing chilli powder and turmeric powder with little water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and add curry leaves.
  4. Add shallots, green chilli, garlic and saute well till onion become transparent and slightly brownish.
  5. Add the prepared paste to this (step 2) and saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes tamarind extract salt and required water and cook.
  7. When it boils add the cleaned prawns and cook for 5-6 minutes or till the prawns are done.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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Other Recipes with Prawns:  Chemeen Unnakaya , Chemmeen Thenga Masala , Chemmeen Pappas


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